Mini Grow Beds for Grandsons

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  1. Papaw-John

    Papaw-John New Seed

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    Here is an update of pictures on the raised grow beds I am making for my 5 grandsons. They all live on our homestead in their own homes.

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    Before adding the soil we dug up the grass and roots. This left a 5" deep depression we filled with new garden soil. Since the natural ground is almost solid clay, it should hold water for the grow beds. I did the same with my bigger raised bed. On mine I used the bucket on my tractor and dug out about 10" of clay soil. My garden should hold a lot of water in the bottom.
    The other four mini beds should be planted tomorrow with the other boys.
     
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  3. kate

    kate In Flower

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    Thats a brilliant way to introduce the children to gardening, well done papaw- John
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    Frank GardenStew Founder Staff Member Administrator

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    Excellent job Papaw and grandsons! Kids love the wonders of nature. I still remember planting my first seed when I was young. Unforgettable.
     
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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    I'd love to see photographs of your grandsons tending their grow beds and the looks on their faces when they gather their crops.
     
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    PawPaw, you're a wonderful grandparent.
    I hope you post photos as the boy's gardens grow.
     

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